Episode 22: Elizabeth Anderson - A new equality and the philosopher for this moment in American life

Episode 22: Elizabeth Anderson - A new equality and the phil...

Origins: Explorations of thought-leaders' pivotal moments

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Show Notes: Marx Philosophic and Economic manuscript of 1844 (3:30) Changed by exposure to systematic class privilege (7:10) ‘Cubilcle’-ization revolution (8:10) Normative aspects of economics and markets (11:30) The American Economic Journal (15:00) Being intellectually curious (16:00) Hugh Lacey History of Philosophy and Science - Swarthmore (16:00) Thomas Kuhn - Structure of Scientific Revolutions (18:30) How scientific ‘controversies’ arise and how they are resolved Intellectual fruitfulness of doing philosophy of X where X can be any discipline or problem (20:00) Turning point: do this from political and economic philosophy  Normative inquiry has to be responsive to the actual experiences of people (22:00) Early life as a contemporary philosopher (24:00) John Dewey and privatism (25:00) Max Weber “Science as a Vocation" (26:30) Any vocation is ‘Wissenschaft’ (knowledge-making) Sustaining moments are those when the big questions arise Why it is hard to ask people what matters to them (32:00) Ethnography and human-centered design - how your ideas impact on the ground (33:20) Read broadly (34:00) "The Island Of Stone Money” - Island of Yap (36:30) Creative process (38:20) “The key is always to keep reading" How she decides what to read - have a research question in mind (39:20) What is populism? By Jan-Werner Müller (42:20) Landmark paper “What is the point of equality” (42:30) Quest for equality is a quest for justice, to get rid of oppressive social relations (46:20) MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grants’ (47:25) Cecilia Conrad Origins episode (48:20) Future book (50:30) Research into how different disciplines attributes ‘genius’ (51:30) Definitions of genius (52:00) How she organizes information (52:30) Thomas Piketty Capital in the Twenty-First Century (1:00:00) Morning routine (1:07:10) Locke’s Second Treatise (1:09:50) Lightning Round (1:17:00) Book: The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith 'Five-Cut Fridays’ series  Guest’s list
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Show Notes: Marx Philosophic and Economic manuscript of 1844 (3:30) Changed by exposure to systematic class privilege (7:10) ‘Cubilcle’-ization revolution (8:10) Normative aspects of economics and markets (11:30) The American Economic Journal (15:00) Being intellectually curious (16:00) Hugh Lacey History of Philosophy and Science - Swarthmore (16:00) Thomas Kuhn - Structure of Scientific Revolutions (18:30) How scientific ‘controversies’ arise and how they are resolved Intellectual fruitfulness of doing philosophy of X where X can be any discipline or problem (20:00) Turning point: do this from political and economic philosophy  Normative inquiry has to be responsive to the actual experiences of people (22:00) Early life as a contemporary philosopher (24:00) John Dewey and privatism (25:00) Max Weber “Science as a Vocation" (26:30) Any vocation is ‘Wissenschaft’ (knowledge-making) Sustaining moments are those when the big questions arise Why it is hard to ask people what matters to them (32:00) Ethnography and human-centered design - how your ideas impact on the ground (33:20) Read broadly (34:00) "The Island Of Stone Money” - Island of Yap (36:30) Creative process (38:20) “The key is always to keep reading" How she decides what to read - have a research question in mind (39:20) What is populism? By Jan-Werner Müller (42:20) Landmark paper “What is the point of equality” (42:30) Quest for equality is a quest for justice, to get rid of oppressive social relations (46:20) MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grants’ (47:25) Cecilia Conrad Origins episode (48:20) Future book (50:30) Research into how different disciplines attributes ‘genius’ (51:30) Definitions of genius (52:00) How she organizes information (52:30) Thomas Piketty Capital in the Twenty-First Century (1:00:00) Morning routine (1:07:10) Locke’s Second Treatise (1:09:50) Lightning Round (1:17:00) Book: The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith 'Five-Cut Fridays’ series  Guest’s list
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